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ascension

[ uh-sen-shuhn ]
/ əˈsɛn ʃən /
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noun

the act of ascending; ascent.
the Ascension, the bodily ascending of Christ from earth to heaven.
(initial capital letter) Ascension Day.

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Origin of ascension

1300–50; Middle English ascencioun (<Anglo-French ) <Latin ascēnsiōn- (stem of ascēnsiō), equivalent to ascēns(us) risen up (past participle of ascendere, equivalent to ascend- climb up (see ascend) + -tus past participle suffix) + -iōn--ion

OTHER WORDS FROM ascension

as·cen·sion·al, adjective

Definition for ascension (2 of 2)

Ascension
[ uh-sen-shuhn ]
/ əˈsɛn ʃən /

noun

a British island in the S Atlantic Ocean: constituent part of St. Helena. 34 sq. mi. (88 sq. km).
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British Dictionary definitions for ascension (1 of 3)

ascension
/ (əˈsɛnʃən) /

noun

the act of ascending
astronomy the rising of a star above the horizon

Derived forms of ascension

ascensional, adjective

British Dictionary definitions for ascension (2 of 3)

Ascension1
/ (əˈsɛnʃən) /

noun

New Testament the passing of Jesus Christ from earth into heaven (Acts 1:9)

British Dictionary definitions for ascension (3 of 3)

Ascension2
/ (əˈsɛnʃən) /

noun

an island in the S Atlantic, northwest of St Helena: uninhabited until claimed by Britain in 1815. Pop: 884 (2010 est). Area: 88 sq km (34 sq miles)
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